Fulton Innovation, a pioneer of wireless charging, is no stranger to showing off their tech at CES. This year, though, they've got something a little unusual – a prototype technology that allows a tablet to charge a phone wirelessly.

It looks relatively simple, but there are a few rules – both devices can charge using the Qi standard, and the tablet can charge any Qi-compatible phone. You won't be able to use the tablet while it charges another device, though. 

At first blush, the tablet/phone charging duo seems to have limited application – after all, you'd need to stop using your tablet for quite a while, just to get a little more juice into your phone. Still, there's no doubt we'll be seeing more devices compatible with Qi wireless charging in the near future, and it's clear Fulton still has the wheels of innovation turning.

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Fulton is also said to have in store a multi-device charging mat, which can adapt to the power needs of the specific devices underneath it.

Between Fulton's wireless charging goods, Belkin's WeMo plans, and Dacor's Android-powered oven, CES 2013 is certainly off to an interesting start. Stay tuned for our complete coverage the rest of this week.

Via The Verge

Liam Spradlin
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  • http://www.yepi2.info/ yepi2

    We expect anything from the tech event like this.you want to give it a try but

  • Pocketwhale

    I would use this like crazy since I mostly use my tablet at night time and morning and could use it as a charging station during the day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.wrest Brian Wrest

    Way cool...this has actually been in the works for awhile from our little company here in Grand Rapids, MI: Amway! We also use similar technology in water filters and have used other similar tech for Dell laptops.

    • David Hart

      Having this on a laptop seams FAR more practical than a tablet.

  • fultrum

    Yeah, why would I use the tablet to charge the phone and wear its battery and cannot use it during the process

  • Scidon37

    I have one charging cable on my nightstand and I decide whether to charge my phone or tablet based on battery status and which one will be used the next day. Of I could charge both at the same time, the would be no choice to make.

    • Matthew Fry

      Replace single plug with 2 plugs.

  • Fabian Scherrer

    Oooh, I like where this is going.
    Imagine this working vice versa in between phones.
    Oh, your battery is running low? Lemme give you some of mine *beam*.

    • Jon Garrett

      just patent it before apple steels the idea.

  • Matthew Fry

    "Fulton is also said to have in store a multi-device charging mat, which can adapt to the power needs of the specific devices underneath it."

    This seems much more useful (and yet less ridiculous, so less noteworthy).

  • http://www.kizi800.com/ kizi

    Amazing. But is this affect to microelectronic devices in these devices.

  • http://www.jugarfriv.org/ friv

    Nice share info. I like use tablet.